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Grace and Tippi are twins - conjoined twins.

And their lives are about to change.

No longer able to afford homeschooling, they must venture into the world - a world of stares, sneers and cruelty. Will they find more than that at school? Can they find real friends? And what about love?

But what neither Grace or Tippi realises is that a heart-wrenching decision lies ahead. A decision that could tear them apart. One that will change their lives even more than they ever imagined...

From Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this moving and beautifully crafted novel about identity, sisterhood and love ultimately asks one question: what does it mean to want and have a soulmate? Shortlisted for The CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2016
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 35mm | 363g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 140887234X
  • 9781408872345
  • 129,901

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This poignant, realistic tale is about learning to love and taking responsibility, and how poems can tell the truth ... * Praise for APPLE AND RAIN - The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week * A story of the redeeming power of love. It's beautifully written and it made me cry but it also made me laugh * Praise for APPLE AND RAIN - The Bookbag * Unreliable adults, complex friendships and family ties are explored with sensitivity in this finely crafted story * Praise for APPLE AND RAIN - The Bookseller * Poignant, powerful, just perfect * Praise for THE WEIGHT OF WATER - Cathy Cassidy * Succinct, with a gentle lyricism, the poems are telling about immigration, prejudice, self-delusion, families and first love, on the way to a life-changing conclusion * Praise for THE WEIGHT OF WATER - The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week * Exquistely and touchingly written * Praise for THE WEIGHT OF WATER - Irish Times * It will make you laugh and cry ... * Praise for APPLE AND RAIN - Company *
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About Sarah Crossan

Sarah Crossan has lived in Dublin, London and New York, and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools. The Weight of Water and Apple and Rain were both shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. In 2016, Sarah won the CILIP Carnegie Medal as well as the YA Book Prize, the CBI Book of the Year award and the CLiPPA Poetry Award for her novel, One.
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9,519 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 42% (4,044)
4 37% (3,558)
3 15% (1,421)
2 3% (315)
1 2% (181)
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